Fundraising Event Overview
gathering at the Elite Watersports store front
Race day will be held for either Saturday or Sunday based on wind
Silent Auction and Awards
Will be held proceeding the race
Tampa Kite Invasion 2021
Welcome newcomers and locals alike! Our major fundraising event and season opener shin dig is just around the corner. Tampa Bay Watch is a not-for-profit organization who helps keep our waters and marine life safe and clean. This year the Tampa Kite Invasion will be on October 1st through the 3rd.
The event is for anyone and everyone who not only wants to support Tampa Bay Watch but enjoys watersports.
Friday Night: Season opener party starting at 7pm located at 4100 34th St S St.Petersburg FL 33711. There will be live music, raffle prizes, silent auction winners, and a polar plunge sponsored by Bob Lee's Tire co.
Saturday/Sunday depending on wind is race day!
This is a 7mile down wind regatta from Lassing Park to the East side of the Skyway Bridge.
Registration can be found below
How the event works:
The week of the race we will post updates on the start of the race depending on wind. Updates include red, yellow, and green lights. Which will verify the race day and start time.
Red Light: race will not be on Saturday but Sunday.
Yellow Light: hold tight and wait another day for updates.
Green: It's go time!
Follow us on social media for the updates.
2021 Presenting Sponsor
Coastal wetlands in the Tampa Bay area have suffered extensive damage due to the overwhelming amount of urban and industrial shoreline development, losing over 40% of historical coastal marsh habitat.
Seagrass beds are feeding grounds for a variety of species such as the Florida Manatee, various species of turtles, sharks, and rays. These animals forage in the seagrass, feeding on the grass itself or on the smaller creatures that inhabit the grasses.
Tampa Bay’s water quality and seagrass beds have since improved to levels that will once again support the bay scallop population.